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Employment Team 3C

Employment & HR

If you run a business, whether it’s a large corporation, SME or owner-managed, a large part of your day-to-day work will be managing staff. You’ll want that staff to be happy, productive and positive, as this directly effects your reputation and your profitability. Therefore it’s important to stay on top of the law and its effects on your employees.

We can help you do just that, thanks to our specialist team of employment lawyers. If staffing issues get tricky we know exactly what to do, helping to minimise the impact on your business. But what we really want to do is stop things from reaching this point in the first place.

Through a process of open communication, we hope to keep you, your policies, handbooks, contracts and director service agreements current and relevant. We’re particularly strong in the care field, and have dedicated helplines available for information and advice.

Our dedicated team can also help you with:

  • Gender pay gap reporting
  • HR investigations
  • Data protection, including GDPR and subject access requests

We’ve created retainer packages too, which give you a telephone helpline, and document health check as standard, and can include extras like document drafting, face-to-face meetings and in-house training. Plus we produce a regular blog about developments in employment law, and our fortnightly email ‘Alert’ that rounds up our blogs, so that you can always be one step ahead.

We’re also conscious that you might be worried about the cost of possible problems, so we can now offer you access to a specialist insurance package that captures legal fees, costs and awards incurred in relation to employment tribunal disputes.

So whether you want to sign up for an Alert, need help with a possible tribunal claim or want support for your HR and management team, we’re happy to discuss this with you today.

Chambers and Partners UK 2019

Chambers UK 2019
What the team is known for
Offers substantial experience in handling employment matters for healthcare sector clients and represents a significant client base of local businesses and executives in Dorset, as well as larger corporates. Typically advises on issues such as restructuring mandates, TUPE matters and whistleblowing. Employment offering expands across the South to service clients based further afield.
Strengths
Interviewees are “very impressed with the skills of the team, coupled with the size of a firm that has expertise in a huge range of matters.”
A client also states: “The team are strong and work well together.”

The Legal 500 UK

Legal 500 2019 Top_tier_firms
Lester Aldridge LLP advises on the full range of employment issues such as discrimination claims, TUPE, unfair dismissal, redundancy, restructuring, high-level exits, due diligence and Equality Act claims. Key figures include Catherine Geddes, who handles a range of contentious and non-contentious issues, and Kevin Barnett, who acts for corporate clients and also some individuals. The firm recently acted for an insurance company in relation to a collective redundancy that involved an office relocation and restructuring. In another highlight it acted for Dorset Wildlife Trust advising on disciplinary matters, terminating a consultancy agreement, restructuring and redundancy. Curtiss Wright, Ceuta Holdings, General Asset Management, Muc-Off, Global Maritime Consultancy Limited, Osprey Europe Limited and Moorfields Corporate Recovery are clients.

Meet the Employment Team

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